An opened box of protective face masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution centre in Santa Barbara, California, in April. Photo: Frontline/PBS/GRC via AP An opened box of protective face masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution centre in Santa Barbara, California, in April. Photo: Frontline/PBS/GRC via AP
An opened box of protective face masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution centre in Santa Barbara, California, in April. Photo: Frontline/PBS/GRC via AP

Coronavirus: millions of counterfeit masks reaching frontline health workers in US

  • Investigation shows shipments of Shanghai Dasheng N95 respirators come with ear loops instead of head bands that give tighter fit
  • Concern mounting over lives at risk from fake protective gear – including gloves, gowns and other supplies – being used in hospitals across the country

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An opened box of protective face masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution centre in Santa Barbara, California, in April. Photo: Frontline/PBS/GRC via AP An opened box of protective face masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution centre in Santa Barbara, California, in April. Photo: Frontline/PBS/GRC via AP
An opened box of protective face masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution centre in Santa Barbara, California, in April. Photo: Frontline/PBS/GRC via AP
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